Pursuant to the Iraqi Residence of Aliens Law No. 76 of 2017 (the "Residence Law"), those who are not Iraqi nationals are generally required to apply for a visa to enter Iraq. This client alert provides an update on the recently issued instructions regarding Multiple-Entry Visas.
Pursuant to a resolution issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior that came into force on 15 March 2021, citizens of the countries listed below no longer require advance visa arrangements to enter the Republic of Iraq (Iraq). Citizens from the following eligible countries may obtain a 60-day entry visa upon arrival at an Iraqi port of entry.
Instructions No. 1 of 2020 (the "Instructions") facilitating the implementation of the provision of Article 23 of the Regulation of Commercial Agencies No. 79 of 2017 (the "Commercial Agency Law") was recently issued on 8 November 2020. The Instructions provide much needed clarification on Iraq’s Commercial Agency Law. The clarification sets out the requirements for a valid commercial agency agreement in Iraq.
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Finding a new Iraqi government is at an impasse and will be for the foreseeable future following the former prime minister-designate's resignation on 1 March, hours after he failed to get his Cabinet approved by the parliament.
While Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammad Allawi could get parliamentary approval on his proposed Cabinet, it is unlikely that it will be accepted by protesters, who have been calling for an overhaul of the current political structure since October 2019.